“Confusing Evil With Good”

~JESUS Is Watching And Listening~

Most of the media outlets today publish stories of immorality. Theologians and pastors are quoted as condoning sexual immorality under certain circumstances. The Holy Bible says through Isaiah the prophet:

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!!!”

{‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭5‬:‭20‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

Humanity has always been dexterous at confusing evil with good. That was Adam and Eve’s problem, and it is our problem today. If evil were not made to appear good, there would be no such thing as temptation. It is in their close similarity that the danger lies…

Modern social righteousness often differs from the righteousness of The Holy Bible. Someone has said: “A wrong deed is right if the majority of people declare it not to be wrong.” By this principle we can see our standards shifting from year to year according to the popular vote!!!

Divorce was once frowned upon by society, and laws against fornication and adultery were strictly enforced. But now divorce is accepted by society, and fornication is glorified in our literature and films…

The Holy Bible says: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.” ~GOD~ has not changed. His standards have not been lowered. ~GOD~ still calls immorality a sin, and The Holy Bible says ~GOD~ is going to judge it…

Honesty was once the hallmark of character. But it has been set aside with an [it’s all right as long as you don’t get caught] philosophy. How do we get our values so mixed up? How do we fall into this trap of satan? For one thing, we’re shortsighted. We look for shortcuts to happiness. Our lust for immediate pleasure prompts us to think of evil as good…

In one of novelist John Steinbeck’s books, he has a character saying: “If it succeeds, they will be thought not crooked but clever.” In our desire to achieve success quickly, it is easy to get our values mixed up and call evil good and good evil…

Another way to call evil good is to say that morals are relative. Someone has said: “As the occasion, so the behavior.” We have changed our moral code to fit our behavior instead of changing our behavior to harmonize with our moral code. Nothing is firm today. We are not on solid ground. Young people are shifting from one side to the other. Morally, they are drifting aimlessly without a compass or a guide…

Still, another way that evil is called good is for the conscience to be perverted, and certainly our consciences today are perverted. But right is right even if nobody is right, and wrong is wrong even if everybody is wrong…

~GOD~ does Not change His moral–law to suit our behavior!!!

Hazen G. Werner, who served as a United Methodist bishop in Ohio, Hong Kong and Taiwan, once said: “There is no more startling phenomenon in our day than the respectabilization of evil.” We accept in stride the false promises of politicians, the misrepresentations in advertising, the everyday dishonesties of Mr. and Mrs. John Doe, the cheating on exams, the usual exaggerations in conversation, and the common immoralities of our times. We no longer blush, and we’re no longer shocked by the immorality that’s going on around us…

“Woe to those who call evil good!!!”

The modern conscience has been twisted and distorted so badly that it is difficult to tell what is genuine and what is false…

Self–centeredness is another reason we are so inclined to call evil good. When something brings profit or pleasure to us, we are inclined to call it good, even if we know it is dead wrong. “But it’s what I’ve always wanted,” or, “It’s good for me, although I know it’s wrong” are the alibis we have manufactured to justify evil and call it good…

If we could only focus our eyes outward instead of inward and heed the words of ~JESUS~:

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you…”

{‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭33‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

Our trouble is that we say about Christianity what we say about everything else: “What’s in it for me?” In our selfishness, we think of ~GOD~ as we think of everyone else—in terms of what He can contribute to us personally. In other words, we want ~GOD~ to be our servant…

“Woe to those who call evil good!!!”

Also, through a popular technique called rationalization, we find it easy to call evil good. How easy it is to place the blame on others, on circumstances or on fate. From Adam:

“And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat…”
{Genesis‬ ‭3‬:‭12‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

To a politician who says: “I did nothing that a thousand other people would not have done,” we excuse ourselves. We call evil good…

Our Lord is impatient with our tendency to rationalize our evil and call it good. He told of the self–righteous Pharisee:

“The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican…”

{‭‭Luke‬ ‭18‬:‭11‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

The Pharisee kidded himself into thinking he was something when he was not. He was skilled in the ancient—and modern—art of rationalization…

But the tax collector, whom the Pharisee looked upon as the most sinful of men, saw himself as he was:

“And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner…”

{‭‭Luke‬ ‭18‬:‭13‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

~JESUS~ continued saying:

“I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted…”

{‭‭Luke‬ ‭18‬:‭14‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

How can we get our values straightened out—How can our warped judgment be brought back into line—How can we stop calling evil good???

Some tell us that education is the answer to these questions. Prove to people that crime doesn’t pay, that illicit sex is psychologically harmful, that excessive drinking is harmful to the body and brain, that honesty is the best policy. “Let knowledge redeem them,” they say…

Others say that science is the answer. Science can make a clean bomb. Science can make a harmless cigarette. Science can cope with the problems of alcohol, drugs, and other forms of addiction. Science, they say, can tap into the human brain and alter our desires and make us civilized. Science, some proclaim, is the answer to the problems of mankind…

But, The Holy Bible, which has withstood the ravages of time, tells us a different story. It says that we possess a nature that wars against us, that seeks to destroy us. The Apostle Paul said:

“I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me…”

{‭‭Romans‬ 7‬:‭21‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

Evil is present in us disguising itself as good, controlling us and deceiving us. Sin is why the atonement was necessary. Christ died on The Cross to make us one with Him—dead to sin and alive to righteousness…

Man without ~GOD~ is a contradiction, a paradox, a monstrosity. He sees evil as good and good as evil. That is why some people love evil and hate that which is good—they are still in their sins. For them, life’s values are confused. Paul found the cure for his violent, destructive disposition, not at the feet of Gamaliel or in the culture of Greece, but on the Damascus Road when he met ~JESUS~ Christ. Later he wrote:

“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death…”

{‭‭Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭2‬ ‭KJV}‬‬

Before his conversion, he saw Christ and His disciples as the greatest evil:

“And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest!!!”
{Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭1‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

But, after he encountered Christ on the Damascus Road, he loved what he had so fervently hated. At last he could see evil as evil and good as good:

“And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized…”

‭‭{Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭18‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

His values were straightened out because his nature had been changed by the redeeming grace of ~GOD~…

Christ can do the same for you as He did with Paul:

“And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do…

‭‭{Acts‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ ‭KJV‬‬}

~JESUS~ Christ is calling you out of a world of delusion and deception in which evil is called good and good is called evil. Only if the scales fall from your eyes can you acknowledge Him as Lord. You must have a personal encounter with ~JESUS~ Christ of Nazareth…

At our Crusades we have seen thousands of Souls come to know ~JESUS~ Christ of Nazareth as their personal Lord and Savior. The scales have been removed from their eyes. They have found new life in ~JESUS~ Christ. It could happen to you today. Wherever you are, you can say yes to Christ…

This can be your Damascus experience. Life’s values can be reset back to [good–is–good] and [evil–is–evil] and your life can have a new beginning with a new purpose and meaning through The–One–And–Only–True–Living–And–Loving ~GOD~…

💻 Commentary By Billy Graham

📺 Hope For A Changing World

🎧 He’s The Same ~GOD~


💻 King James Bible


Do you have any questions about a relationship with ~JESUS~ Christ???

If so, you can find the answers by using the links below:

📺 Find Peace With ~GOD~

📺 Steps To Peace With ~GOD~

📺 Invitation To Know ~JESUS~ Personally

📺 How To Know ~JESUS~ Personally…

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